Muleshoe, Texas sprung up in 1913 when the Pecos and Northern Texas Railway built an 88-mile rail line that spanned from Farwell to Lubbock. In Muleshoe, visitors have the opportunity to visit Old West ranch homes, a log cabin, a bunkhouse and a ranch cookhouse, as well as a historic hotel and train depot. Muleshoe is the city where “Progress is Routine.” At times, you may feel like you need to put all your attempts at progress in your life on the back burner because you just don’t feel mentally or emotionally well enough to move forward.

Forward progress may be easier to come by than you think. Some of the new businesses in the Muleshoe area include qualified mental health specialists. One is ready to match up with you right now to get your motivation back on track.

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Gary Gabbard

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
23 years of experience

I finished my Master in Counseling degree in 1997. I opened my own practice, Passionately Ever after Counseling, in 1999 in Collin County, Texas. As I grew my practice I did contract work with major outplacement firms, an alcohol treatment center and a methadone clinic. In my private practice, I have worked with individual adults, couples and teenagers and/or their families. In addition, I have supervised many counseling interns. Through my own individual counseling and training, I have mastered the art of helping clients identify, respect and honor their free child, viewed as the soul and essence of who they really are. Allowing that "spirit" or "energy" to inspire their life and choices will transform their life into an exciting and passionate adventure. It is this "free spirit" in me that led to the genesis of Passionately Ever After Counseling.

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Kristen Pitzer

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., LPC, PLLC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

Welcome! Taking the first step into therapy can bring upon many different thoughts and emotions. I understand this which is why I believe a genuine trust and relationship with your therapist can bring healing and peace. Whether you are faced with something that occurred 2 days ago or 20 years ago, allow me to provide you with a safe place to share your struggles, your stories and your strengths. While in therapy, we work collaboratively together. I will hear your voice, ask thought provoking questions, as well as provide my thoughts and suggestions to help you achieve the change you are seeking. We will explore and build new coping skills and strengthen the ones you already have. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have endured various forms of trauma. I also work with clients who struggle with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment struggles and relationship struggles. Allow me to walk alongside you during this journey of growth and healing from past wounds.

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Terrie Hailey

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello, my name is Terrie Hailey, and I am a Master's level clinicial and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas. I have over 12 years of experience, including owning my own private practice, working both inpatient and outpatient units in a hospital setting, working with online companies as a remote therapist and working with our heros - our American Veterans. My clients present with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self-esteem and self-efficacy issues, career challenges, PTSD and MST. I believe in the philosophy of teaching a man to fish, and as such, I utilize psychoeducational material and work with theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Play Therapy, Couples or Systemic Therapy, and trauma informed care. I want to work with you in a therapeutic partnership, providing an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and feels safe to explore the issues that you are experiencing in your life that is bringing you to counseling. Whether this is your first time to counseling, or you've had multiple counseling experiences, I want to work with you to cultivate a therapeutic relationship that focuses on mutual respect, sensitivity, and compassion and help you find a better balance in your life. Life has many different phases, and if you are ready to take that step I am here to support and to empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Abigail Stancik

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 14 years of work as a therapist in private practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Emiley Delgado

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am Emiley Delgado, a licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. Over the past 10 years I have worked in a range of settings including Hospitals, Clinics, Private Practice, Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, and non-Profit Agencies. I have worked with clients across the human life span doing play therapy with young children, psychotherapy with adolescence and adults, end of life guidance with the geriatric population and terminally ill patients, and trauma/emergency care across all age groups. I work with individuals, families, and couples. I also have experience working with marginalized populations including but not limited to immigrant populations and LBGT+, racially/ethnically, physically and intellectually challenged individuals. I'm experienced addressing a range of issues from moderate to severe mental health diagnosis to difficulty coping with life struggles and relationship difficulties. My experience includes but is not limited to clients seeking help for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship/marital issues, family dysfunction, personality/mood disorders, parenting difficulties, OCD, ADD/ADHD, Autism, behavioral disturbances, schizophrenia, body image/eating disorders, addiction/substance abuse, sexuality and identity. I practice holistically in that I believe in nurturing all aspects of a person to find solutions to problems. I believe in restoring a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual health for optimal healing and quality of life. In my person centered, strength-based approach, I tailor client interactions and session efforts to fit every unique individual. I believe in an honest but thoughtful and sensitive delivery of information and guide my clients to greater understanding of the issues they are experiencing. I offer solutions from evidenced base research and practice and strive to create realistic solutions with the client that can be applied and fit conveniently into their daily routine and lifestyle. I am eclectic in my efforts to find what mode of therapy and methods fit a particular person and situation. As a person, I lead with kindness and strive to be an example of what I believe humanity should be. I strive to leave this world in a better condition then when I entered it by improving the quality of life of others. My love of science and fascination with the field of mental health, paired with my desire to nurture human life, has led me to my career choice. I am devoted to my clients and strive to make every interaction a step toward healing and clarity towards a achieving the best version of ourselves. I would be honored to work with you, your children, your families, and friends to reach the goal of a harmonious and fulfilling existence.

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Dr. Karen Frederick

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kimberly Fox

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I am a Solution Focused based Counselor specializing in traumatic grief and loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, coping with loss, trauma, and increasing motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a direct and strengths-based approach and will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to ask for help and make change. I am here to support & empower you to be your best and to heal in your journey.

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Carla Pinto

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Inner Child Therapy I help courageous, committed, and open-minded individuals who are experiencing a pattern of either anxiety, conflict, and or unhappiness fuel by their relationships with others and or themselves who will accept me as their guide to help them feel safe and empowered in their lives. As an inner child therapist, I will help you achieve this through a road map filled with tips, tools and mini lessons that will support you so that you can have the life you deserve. We will always start therapy by talking about your issue at hand. After, we will dive into the inner child therapy transformation. What you repeat gets ingrained. And we have a lot of limiting beliefs ingrained in us. To break from them we must start by first getting clear of what it is that we want our new life to look like. Get ready to challenge your beliefs. To feel a lot of feelings like anger and sadness while you go through this journey. I am here to guide you, but you will be the one doing the work. The core of this therapy is learning how to have a conversation with your subconscious. All the while you learn about yourself and take a clear look at what your life looks like at this moment. Get ready to do charts, vision boards, do exercises, talk about your family dynamics, receive tips (how not to take things personal, how to make a decision based on your values, how to encourage yourself to do when you don’t have the motivation) among other things. The results are life changing. There is a before and an after. All you must do is make a decision to do it.

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Dr. Sherry Marasse

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Leslie Raneri

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment to a new health diagnosis, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Muleshoe

Finding the best therapist close by in Muleshoe can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Muleshoe. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Muleshoe, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Muleshoe or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Muleshoe area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Muleshoe, elsewhere in Bailey, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Muleshoe area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Muleshoe therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Muleshoe due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Muleshoe may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Muleshoe, Texas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Muleshoe above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Muleshoe helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Muleshoe therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Muleshoe therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Muleshoe therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 79347 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Muleshoe counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Muleshoe licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Muleshoe, Texas can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Muleshoe has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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